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after depo what can i do to increase pregnancy?

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what are my chances of pregnancy after two depo shots?
i read up on some things & put myself on a raw veggies & lots of water diet as well as staying fit , is there more that i can do to increase pregnancy?


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replied April 20th, 2012
Getting Pregnant Answer A34123
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Depo provera - is a hormone - medroxyprogesterone acetate and is a progestin-only long acting reversible hormonal contraceptive birth control drug. Depo-Provera is given as an injection once every 12 weeks. Further injections are usually given at intervals of 12 weeks and within 89 days of the previous injection to prevent the need for further contraceptive measures.

Once the effect of the injection has worn off, it may take time for fertility to return. This means it may take a while before you can conceive. The time it takes for women to become pregnant when they stop having Depo-Provera varies from 1 month to 3-6 months at the most. Over 80% of women will conceive within a year of their last injection.

The delayed recovery of fertility is due to the long term suppresion of the hypothalamus, which results in cycles becoming anovulatory (eggs not being released during cycles). Few months after stopping the injections, as the effect of the drug wears off, the normal pattern of gonadotrophin secretion from the hypothalamus is initiated and results in normal ovulatory cycles. Once this starts, conception and pregnancy is possible.

Until the drug effect wears off, there is no other means (including diet or supplements) which can bring the normal hypothalamus function much earlier.

Your history does not provide enough information, regarding the depoprovera injections, when they had been injected, and how long has it been since you have been off the shots. Hence you should consult with your doctor and seek proper counseling and specific advice.


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